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As someone who didn’t grow up athletic, I entered the fitness world later than the average trainer. I fell in love with strength training because the stronger I got, the more I believed in myself. The more I believed in myself, the more capable I became. I began achieving fitness goals I previously thought were out of my reach. The turning point came after I did my first pull-up, having been told my entire life that “girls like me” couldn’t do pull-ups. I knew then I wanted to make fitness my life.

The principles of functional fitness continue to teach me countless lessons in perseverance. They have helped me achieve fitness goals as well as my Ph.D. They are also what sparked my desire to open Fury Functional Fitness. I love watching clients do something they never thought possible and seeing their confidence shift into a higher gear. There is something so rewarding about witnessing people become stronger and more mobile. It thrills me beyond measure that I get to wake up every day and help people become the healthiest versions of themselves.


  • RKC
  • TRX Group Training Course
  • USAPL (U.S. Association of Powerlifting)
  • TRX 1 Suspension Training Course


In my early 20s, I was overweight and after 6 months of late night running alongside a healthier diet, I lost about 65lbs. In January 2007, at a reasonable weight, I began my journey in functional fitness. Alex A., a few of our friends, and I would work out at the park where we taught ourselves the basics of conditioning and strength training. The intense satisfaction of seeing what new skills and strengths I could develop in my own body was addictive—I was obsessed. Five years later, in 2011, I received my kettlebell certification and started coaching. I’ve since turned my passion into a career, where I can do what I love—helping others discover the fun and the benefits of training.  


  • RKC (Russian Kettlebell Challenge)
  • USAW (U.S.A. Weightlifting)
  • FRC (Functional Range Conditioning)
  • SFL (Strong First Lifter)

Other education:

  • Z-health essentials course
  • Strong First bodyweight course
  • Strong First lifter course
  • Weightlifting, Kettlebell sport and TSC competitor
  • 7 years coaching experience

Daniel is a native to San Diego. Growing up with a very active lifestyle, Daniel spent most of his youth being active snowboarding, and playing hockey.  He eventually became a competitive roller hockey player and traveled throughout US and Canada. In his late teens Daniel discovered weight lifting, and further developed his passion for fitness. Following high school he went on to graduate from San Diego State University with a bachelor in kinesiology, an emphasis in health fitness and nutrition.   Since then he has become a certified personal trainer by NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, by NSCA, level one Functional Movement Screen certified by Gray Cook, a former certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor by Pavel Statouline, and Certified USA weightlifting coach.  To this day, he still continues to play roller and ice hockey, weight lifts, snowboards, and attends multiple seminars throughout the year to increase his knowledge fitness, strength and conditioning, biology, biomechanics, and treating injuries.

With a background in sports, weight lifting, strength, conditioning, injury treatment, physiotherapy, chiropractic and kinesiology, Daniel is more of a movement/exercise physician.  His style of treating injuries and pain is different than the majority of his peers.  He doesn't just treat the site of pain; he investigates the body’s movement capacities, imbalances, previous injuries, mobility and stability compensations to find the cause of the injury.  Once the compensations in muscles, joints, and movement patterns have been found, a program is then developed to restore the bodies optimal performance.  Unlike most Chiropractic practitioners movement and exercise is a large portion of Dr. Cordero’s treatment plan.


  • NSCA
  • FMS Level 1
  • RKC 1
  • USA weighlifting


I went to my first certification in 2006. I started using what I learned right out of high school and helped open the first CrossFit gym in my hometown, CrossFit Tulare. Since then I have helped many people create a better lifestyle for themselves, and have continued my growth as a trainer. My certifications vary from CrossFit level 1 and 2 to specific certifications in nutrition, weightlifting, powerlifting, kettlebells, and gymnastics.

 Whether it is personal training, running the PT for the Fire Academy, strength and conditioning for training MMA fighters, or running Fitness classes, I'm passionate about coaching and giving clients the necessary tools to feel and live better.